(OLNEY/NEWTON) As a stationary frontal boundary hangs along the Ohio River, a large area of light to moderate rain is occurring along and south of the surface, while to the north of it we’ll see light rain and/or freezing drizzle today through tonight. Areas further north are getting more snow through tonight. Although we’ll be mostly dry through this afternoon, the freezing rain chances increase for tonight and early tomorrow morning, all of which ends by noon Sunday with a clearing sky by Monday morning and a warming trend in place by mid-week, next week. Our next chance of precipitation is next Thursday into Friday towards the end of next week. Listen and watch for continued weather updates.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Jasper, Richland, and all surrounding counties, which also extends further north in Danville, Springfield, and Decatur for the next 24 to 36 hours. The weather alert calls for scattered showers of freezing rain and drizzle this morning and then again tonight thru early tomorrow morning. While treated roadways should be mostly clear, any untreated surfaces will likely become icy and very slick. Motorists are encouraged to be alert while traveling over the next 24 to 36 hours, especially in downstate and central Illinois. The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained by calling the IDOT hotline, at 1-800-452-4368 or go online at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.